Graphic novels or, if you’re being fancy, “sequential art” is a fantastic literary medium that engages the reader with both text and images. We are always ordering new volumes for our young adult section and recently we’ve gotten some fun, diverse offerings:
Princeless Volume 1: story by Jeremy Whitley, art & colors by M. Goodwin, letters by Jung Ha Kim, edits by Shawn Gabborin.
Princess Adrienne is tired of waiting to be rescued. Along with her sidekick Bedelia the Blacksmith and her guardian dragon Sparky this interesting band of heroes goes on a quest to rescue Princess Adrienne’s sisters.
Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur: written by Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, art by Natacha Bustos, color by Tamra Bonvillain, letters by VC’s Travis Lanham, edits by Mark Paniccia & Emily Shaw, and cover art by Amy Reeder.
Lunella Lafayette is an inhuman preteen genius who wants to change the world! (This tagline to volume 1 brilliantly sums up my new favorite Marvel superhero, well, tied for first with Ms. Marvel.)
Monstress: Awakening written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda.
“A beautifully told story of magic and fear, inhumanity and exploitation, of what it means to be human, and the monsters we all carry inside us.”–high praise from master of speculative fiction Neil Gaiman.
If you’ve never given graphic novels a try, you should. You may be surprised by your reaction.